Where the heck have I been?

Well that is a good questions!  I went to Reader’s Studio 2017 and had a great time! So much so I am going again in 2018! It always rejuvenates me and gets my Tarot juices flowing.

I am working with NorthWest Tarot Symposium on their Registration Team and I am excited to be part of the team for that event.  I know that this will be a great Convention for Tarot Folks to attend. I can’t wait to share who is presenting this year. As soon as programming is set I will be posting about it here.

Jaymi Elford and I have been doing Tarot Visions Podcast and we have been going like gang busters on it.  We have been enjoying talking to many of the Tarot Visionaries we have heard about as well as ones we know.  We have a few fun series of podcasts coming up with Tarot and RPGs as one that is near and dear to both of us.

We have applied to be on panels at PantheaCon 2018 as well and we hope they will take either one or both of our proposals for classes there.  I know I am looking forward to work with Jaymi more as we are a great team.

I have been studying and work on my Pagan studies so that has been taking time.  I know that it draws my focus away from my Tarot but Tarot is always with me. I keep looking at putting together a Tarot Conference but need to get focused on what that could look like and how to move it forward before really putting it out there. I have some thinking to do around making that a reality. The city is not local to me so there is the rub on that. I am sure it can be done and I bet I can do it. Setting dates and checking the area is the key!

I have taken up Bullet Journaling which means less posting online and more writing in a book! (I KNOW! How 1980’s of me!) It has been interesting to see this blossom but it is hard to remember some times too as the computer is in my face everyday with my day job. I am enjoying the creativity I have found in it as well as the love of seeing things I have completed in hard copy. It feels more like solid proof!

Finding time is always the issues isn’t it?

Cheers!

Day 15 on the road to Reader’s Studio 2017

I am ready for a busy weekend of reading and seeing my Pop Culture Hero John Cusack!

John Cusack (Credit: AP/Chris Pizzello)

I am going Silicon Valley Comic Con on Saturday and getting a photo op with him. /swoon!

 

But what does the Tarot have to say about that?

Knight of Cups! Well Do what needs to be done and do it with heart! Also don’t babble at the Pop Culture Hero! I will do my best!

 

The EveryDay Witch Tarot by Deborah Blake and artist Elisabeth Alba.

Day 14 on the road to Reader’s Studio 2017

Wednesday is the middle of the week and what does it provide? It is all about getting to the rest of the week. HA!  What lies in wait though? What needs to be acknowledged today? Let’s pick a card and find out!

 

The 3 of Swords! Well I will survive the trials of this week and will move forward through the stress. Great. Well one has to go through the ups and the downs of life. More prep and more packing for the trip to NYC as well as all the other stuff too!

The EveryDay Witch Tarot by Deborah Blake and artist Elisabeth Alba.

Day 12 on the road to Reader’s Studio 2017

The day is going to be a journey.  We know how life likes to change your path just as you are focused on one direction.  BUT that is the beauty of life.  You get to change direction and discover a new pathway.  Sometimes it stinks as you knew what you were doing and you were working a plan. Now you have to make a new plan.

The Wheel of Fortune is the exact thing to help not throw off my balance.  I know that things may have to change to go forward. I am ready to move from one way of thinking to another if I have to do so.

The EveryDay Witch Tarot by Deborah Blake and artist Elisabeth Alba.

Day 11 on the road to Reader’s Studio 2017

On this rainy Sunday, I keep thinking of all the things that are coming before I can get to Reader’s Studio. First is of course the regular day to day stuff, then there is the Charms and Mediumship year course I am taking. I am also reading a ton of books and finishing up my year and a day Pagan course as well.  And of course spending time with loved ones is also drawing my attention.  Today’s card really was a reminder of life and to keep going forward.

2 of Pentacles reminds me that I can balance all the things going on as long as I keep working my plans. Finding my pace and just keep things moving forward. If any one can, I can!

Also Happy Easter to those who celebrate it!

 

The EveryDay Witch Tarot by Deborah Blake and artist Elisabeth Alba.

Day 10 on the road to Reader’s Studio 2017

Well Day 10 is a hard one.  The weekend is opening with a slow day of getting moving.  I don’t wanna.  We all have those days.  But the cards say it is a day to relax and enjoy the day.

The Sun- Yes I am laughing too.  I don’t generally love this card.  I however will be working on this especially with this one.  It reminds me to get out and hang with my friends and play with them more.  I know I know but this looks more like that than the regular RWS to me. I am working on my Sun card issues. This image will totally help.

 

 

 

 

The EveryDay Witch Tarot by Deborah Blake and artist Elisabeth Alba.

Day 9 on the road to Reader’s Studio 2017

On this Friday the 14th, I am working on cataloging trees in my world. Why? Because they are important to me and of course the environment. And now I need to get grounded emotionally as I am on a personal rollercoaster of finding my path as I gear for the weekend. What do I want to do? What needs my attention most?  OH RIGHT maybe a tiny bit of self care too? Yes indeed.

Ace of Cups is all about getting grounded again. Time to connect to my roots and the Land. I know what I will be doing this weekend. Visiting the woods at my parents house. Thanks for the reminder Tarot. You do have my back.

The EveryDay Witch Tarot by Deborah Blake and artist Elisabeth Alba.

Day 8 on the road to Reader’s Studio 2017

Well it is later in the day than I like but we are still traveling this open road to Reader’s Studio 2017.  I am swamped at the day job. I am working hard on my Pagan Path work as well as enjoying time with the chosen and blood family.  It seems that today’s pull is really about creating that space to do the work and using my tools to make it happen.

 

The Magician reminds me that I have what I need to get the job done. Just need to use my powers and find my focus. My tool set is right there so empower it to help me in my work.  And if I am lucky my familiar will be there to strengthen me as I go.  I like it!

 

The EveryDay Witch Tarot by Deborah Blake and artist Elisabeth Alba.

Day 7 on the road to Reader’s Studio 2017

I can’t believe it is Wednesday and there is so much going on this week as we prep to get things set up for RS 2017.  I have put in my order for dinner on Saturday night at the event, I am trying to pack what to wear and what decks to bring! So many little details one must not forget but the card for today is… The World!

The World is big but I don’t have to do it all.  I am sure there will be things I forget.  I need to just keep to my packing list and focus on what I want to learn this time. I am sure I will have a terrific time especially with all the wonderful people coming this year. I get to connect with the East Coast folks I have met over the years and through social media too.

So much great stuff to look forward to this year.

The EveryDay Witch Tarot by Deborah Blake and artist Elisabeth Alba.